You’ve made plans to attend the art event of the month at the Mint Museum Randolph, now let’s focus on a few of the women potters featured at this year’s POTTERS INVITATIONAL MARKET.  From traditional wood-fired works to whimsical creations to wheel thrown pieces, these artistic women represent the best of the North Carolina potters community.

A few of the women potters to look for on Saturday, September 8th. 

Charlotte artist Julie Wiggins work has been featured at the American Craft Council and is part of the permanent collection at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design

Becky Lloyd’s porcelain works with sgraffito decoration must be seen to be believed. Her work is so delicate and complex that you can only marvel at the work and talent that go into each piece.

Gillian Parke’s work explores the fusion of rough and fine textures and finds beauty in the natural imperfections that arise when throwing and firing stoneware.

Japanese born artist Reiko Miyagi uses the sgraffito technique with black slip on white stoneware. Her work expresses her belief in the connectedness of all beings and appreciation for our surroundings, which make us what we are.

Valerie Bjork Schnaufer of Rabbit Hop Studio will be making her first appearance at Potters Market Invitational. She creates hand-built wall pieces containing found objects from nature that she discovers hiking the mountains of western North Carolina or combing the beaches of the Bahamas.

Kate Johnson will be offering her pots made with local materials, boldly carved with organic patterns inspired by Art Deco design, and fired in a large wood-burning kiln.

You never know who you will see at the Potters Market Invitational! Fun and funky icon mugs from artist Stephanie Nicole Martin

Elise Delfield of Pincu Pottery is a new artist for the Potters Market Invitational. Her garden inspired pieces will have you wanting to find the best from your garden (or the farmer’s market) and share great food with great friends.

Potter Amy Sanders often makes pieces with the intention of showing them in a grouping, you will want to add to your collection each year.

Add a touch of whimsy to your home decor with a piece from Jenny Lou Sherburne. Her ornate, colorful textural pots are a delight to look at.

Leah Leitson creates beautiful works in porcelain which are wheel-thrown and then altered and assembled, creating work that is functional for everyday use as well as presentation pieces for special occasions.

Can’t make the invitational? Purchase a raffle ticket and enter to win one of 6 incredible pieces. Raffle tickets are available for purchase on-line until noon, Friday Sept. 7. You do not need to be present to win and shipping can be arranged but is not included with the prize.

Tickets purchased before September 1 are $10. On the day of the event, tickets will be available at the entrance for $12 each. Children under 12 free. Your ticket also provides entry to the full collections of both the Mint Museum Randolph and Uptown for the rest of the day.



Saturday, September 8th from 10am – 4pm

2730 Randolph Road

Charlotte 28207






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